THE National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

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100 Years

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Celebrating <br>100 Years

Ornaments From Across the USA

Each year one-of-a-kind ornaments are made by Americans representing every U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia. Explore some of the ornaments created for 2022's America Celebrates display.

ornament depicting mountains
Ornament depicting people dancing in a tropical climate
ornament depicting a river flanked by mountains and meadows
ornament depicting an autumnal tree with flowers

News

CBS broadcast the 2022 National Christmas Tree Lighting on December 11th. Check back here for more news.